What do you think of the BULE series of microphones

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by Thomas W. Bethel, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    I just purchased a BLUE Bluebird microphone for a gig I did over the weekend and was very impressed by this microphone. Any others used the BLUE series and have any thoughts on them? I found this particular microphone to have a very open, very neutral, very pleasing quality. I was using it to record a soprano in a soprano/piano recording session. The piano was recorded with two AT-4051s. I normally record this piano with two AKG Blueline microphones but did not have access to them for this session. Any thoughts on the BLUE series would be most welcome.
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I've got no beef with them. So far, I've only ever used the Baby Bottle (on acoustic guitar) and the Dragonfly (on male vocals) and I liked them both. I personally haven't dropped the dough for them yet, but certainly wouldn't mind owning a pair.

    FWIW, you really ought to try the Audix SCX-25. If you like the Blues, you will LOVE this mic. Detail, smooth response, very quick and quite sensitive. Of course, I'm a tad biased, but I really do like them quite a bit.

  3. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I've used a pretty good portion of the Blue line and I like them all quite a bit. They are all built very well and have very distinctive sounds.

    Because of that, they won't always work well on everything, but when you get a match, they can sound fantastic.

    My favorites are the Mouse and the baby bottle.

  4. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Anyone tried the Red yet? It seems like a great idea if you want to use some of those old capsules.


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